News Items from UNC Greensboro


Emergency communications test Sept. 28 UNCG will hold a campus-wide test of emergency communications Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 10:40 a.m. UNCG will test the following systems during the test: AM radio channel 1640 with internet streaming; campuswide e-mail; SMS text message, Twitter and Facebook; network pop-up; outside sirens; emergency and adverse weather line (4-4400); and emergency web site. Staff and faculty can sign up for SMS text messaging, sign up for a computer-screen pop-up (Windows only) and subscribe to the emergency notification RSS feed. Questions? Email jason_marshburn@uncg.edu.

WGS Salon Transnational feminist theory and practice is the topic of a salon discussion hosted by Women’s and Gender Studies. It will be Tuesday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m. in Pecky Cypress Room, Alumni House.

Women’s soccer The Oct. 3 women’s soccer games vs. Davidson will be Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day. The game starts at 2 p.m. All soccer games are free this year. There will be giveaways throughout the afternoon, with a post-game autograph opportunity for younger family members. The team has been ranked as high as No. 18 nationally, this year. Questions? Email Lebeasle@uncg.edu

Take the libraries with you University Libraries are now available through smart phones. Faculty, students and staff who pull up the University Libraries’ web site on their smart phones will find a site tailored to their needs and designed to work optimally with their mobile devices. The interface allows users to quickly find a book’s call number or navigate to Journal Finder or one of the many databases the University Libraries offer. Through the mobile web site, it’s also easy to renew library materials, check hours and find an available computer in the Tower. Users can also click on “Contact Us” to chat with a librarian or find a subject specialist. The University Libraries’ Electronic Resources & Information Technology Unit (ERIT) created the mobile site after surveying both graduate and undergraduate students about their use of the libraries’ resources. Richard Cox, the libraries’ Digital Technology Consultant, plans to add more apps in the coming months and welcomes feedback. Contact him at rlcox@uncg.edu.

In Nursing The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that one of the five new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars selected through a national scholarship program is Willie Mae Abel, a nursing doctoral candidate. The program, funded by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, was launched to address the faculty shortage and enhance diversity among nurse educators, this AACN-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds with aspirations to teach in our nation’s schools of nursing.

Open house The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has an open house 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Sullivan Science Building. They will have demonstrations in a number of laboratories as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. Learn more about the statewide festival at www.ncsciencefestival.org. Labs will be open with ongoing demonstrations. There also will be a chemistry show at 4:15 p.m. in Sullivan Science Building, Room 201. Convenient parking is available in the McIver Street Parking Deck. JSNN is having a similar event earlier in the day, 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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